Inside System Storage -- by Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior IT Specialist for the IBM System Storage product line at the IBM Executive Briefing Center in Tucson Arizona, and featured contributor to IBM's developerWorks. In 2011, Tony celebrated his 25th year anniversary with IBM Storage on the same day as the IBM's Centennial. He is author of the Inside System Storage series of books. This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services. You can also follow him on Twitter @az990tony.
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1 orbist commented Permalink

Tony, great points, and questions... <div>&nbsp;</div> Of course, if we are talking enterprise storage, based on commodity hardware... IBM Almaden Research in conjunction with IBM Hursley thought up the idea back in 1999 when we first started working on compass and what would become the 2003 release of SAN Volume Controller, aka SVC

2 TonyPearson commented Permalink

Barry W,<div>&nbsp;</div> Good point! We should definitely include SVC in the list of Tier-1, high-end, enterprise-class storage systems!<div>&nbsp;</div> -- Tony

3 uhaas commented Permalink

Tony, <div>&nbsp;</div> I think I can say the VMAXe was ready to be announced without any regard for XIV Gen 3. However you do raise some interesting comparison points. <div>&nbsp;</div> I think the bigger story is XIV may have finally arrived. It was choking with some loads with the GigE backend and IB should fix that. Healthcare is the one example that comes to mind. <div>&nbsp;</div> IBM is truly building a good storage portfolio. If v7000 were to receive native IP-based replication, I'd give it the second look I'm now giving XIV Gen 3. <div>&nbsp;</div> Urban

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